HOW TO GET THERE
By Air International carriers flying in to Yangon, Myanmar are as follows:
- Air Mandalay (6T)
- Air Bagan (W9)
- Air China (CA)
- Bangkok Airways (PG)
- China Airlines (CI)
- China Southern Airlines (CZ)
- Indian Airlines (IC)
- Jetstar Airlines (3K)
- Malaysian Airlines (MH)
- Mandarin Airlines (AE)
- Myanmar Airways International (8M)
- Silk Air (MI)
- Thai Airways International (TG)
- Thai Air Asia (FD)
- Vietnam Airlines (VN)
- Singapore Airlines (SQ)
- Tiger Airlines (TR)
- Nok Airlines (DD)
- Korea Airlines (KE)
- Dragon Air (KA)
All the airlines landed in Yangon International Airport. Currently some of the airlines landed directly to Mandalay International Airport for Bangkok-Mandalay-Bangkok sector.
Please note that upon arrival in Myanmar, reconfirmation of all onward flight reservation is required. Aside from domestic destinations, Air Mandalay also flies to Chiang Mai in Thailand from Yangon and Mandalay. Air Bagan also flies to Chiang Mai in Thailand and Siem Reap in Cambodia from Yangon.
International Cruise Ships call at Yangon Port, under the arrangement with the authorized tour operators in Myanmar.
Myanmar shares common borders with China, Lao PDR and Thailand on the northeast and east; and with Bangladesh and India on the west. At present, there are border checkpoints which allow tourists from China and Thailand to enter through these checkpoints with border passes and for third country tourists with valid passport and visa. If third country tourists want to pass through in or out Myanmar from border check point government allow Muse border check point from China, and Thachileik, Myawaddy and two others border check point in Thailand allowed with visa and special permission. Without special permission government not allow to pass in or out. We are able to apply special permission and working days can take about 4 week working days who buy the tour package services with our company.
Myanmar requires a visa for all foreigners visiting the country. It is valid for 28 days starting from the day you enter the country, three months from the date of issue. A valid passport with entry visa is required for all tourists and businessmen, applicable at any Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. The international points of entry and exit Myanmar are Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport. Show your passport (with valid entry visa) and disembarkation card on arrival to the Immigration officer at the International Airport (Yangon or Mandalay).
A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all tourists & businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad.
Visa on Arrival
Pre arranged Visa on Arrival is granted to citizens from any country that holds ordinary passports. And tourists have to but a package tour from a travel agent under license of Ministry of Hotel and tourism. The processing time is needed at least 3 weeks. We, MANDALAY HOLIDAYS TRAVELS & TOURS is willing to assist you for this and you just send your personal details as:-
- Official Full Name
- Passport number
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Date of passport issue
- Date of passport expire
- Scanned passport size photo
- Arrival flight info (Flight Code and arrival time)
After getting data, we would apply pre arrange visa on arrival for you. As soon as visa is approved, we would send our recommendation letter to you and to airlines for boarding pass.
Currently pre-arranged visa on arrival is available to visitors from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The local currency in Myanmar is the Kyat (pronounced 'chat') and is divided into Pyas 100. At present the following Kyat bank notes are in general use : Ks 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 5000 and 10000. The US Dollar is also widely accepted at prevailing rate. Foreign visitors are strongly advised to bring sufficient funds of US dollars in cash. Euros, SGD also widely accept as a foreign currency. Traveler's checks and others foreign currencies are not advisable as they can be difficult and time-consuming to cash. Credit cards (VISA & MASTER) are accepted in any ATMs in major cities and tourist spots.. Visa & Master card is accepted by most hotels, restaurants and shops, and the service charges may charges (6.6%). Please be warned that torn, dirty, stained, small head notes might not be accepted. Also, pre-2006 dollar bills or ones with the letters AB and CB at the start of the serial number (at the top left corner of note) may not be accepted. Euros & SGD also widely accepted as an currency exchange counter.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Light, casual cotton wear because of hot weather
- A cardigan or light jerkin, when visiting northern Myanmar in the cold season
- An umbrella during the rainy season
- Sandals or slippers
- Quick drying clothes are recommended if you visit during the rainy season or Thingyan (Myanmar Water Festival)
- The dress code for pagodas and monasteries prescribe decent apparel, no footwear is allowed when visiting pagodas and monasteries.
WHAT TO BRING
- Insect repellent
- Sun block, sunglasses, hat, umbrella
- Personal medical kit
Most of the necessary goods are available at supermarkets and nearby stores.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS in Myanmar
|4 January||Independence Day|
|5 January||Kayin New Year|
|12 February||Union Day|
|2 March||Peasants Day|
|19 March||Full Moon Day of Tabaung|
|27 March||Armed Forces Day|
|12 April - 21 April||New Year Holidays|
|12 April - 16 April||Thingyan Water Festival|
|17 April||Myanmar New Year Day|
|1 May||Workers’ Day|
|17 May||Kason Watering Festival - Full Moon Day of Kason|
|15 July||Dhammasakyar Day - Full Moon Day of Second Waso|
|19 July||Martyr's Day|
|12 October||Abhidhamma Day - Full Moon Day of Thadingyut|
|10 November||Tazaungdine Festival - Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone|
|1 December||National Day|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
Jewelleries, electrical goods and cameras must be declared at the airport. Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out. Duty free allowance are 2 bottles of liquor, 2 cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars, 1.5 lb of tobacco, one pint bottle of perfume or eau de cologne.
Most travelers will need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and polio, as well as medications for malaria prophylaxis and travelers’ diarrhea. Other immunizations may be necessary depending upon the circumstances of the trip and the medical history of the traveler. Insect repellents are recommended, in conjunction with other measures to prevent mosquito bites. All travelers should visit their personal physician 4-8 weeks before your trip. The sun can be remarkably hot and a hat and high-factor block cream is advisable.
A.C 220 - 250V 50Hz. The Power Line is 440V.
Local telephone network allow any International roaming (GSM, WCDMA). So, cell phone can bring from oversea are able to use within Myanmar. But roaming charges is a little bit expensive than other countries, and more convenience for Tourist to rent mobile phone or one used SIM card at the airport.